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. >> a city declared bankruptcy what is means for employees counting o pensions. >> zoned out. what it means for. >> we have no problem nothing to hide. the iranian foreign minister when it comes to nuclear cape capability his cup wil country e transparent. >>> what would you pay? imagine owning a picasso for a bargain basement price. >> it's official detroit the nation's once fourth largest city is bankrupt. the judge said they could move forward with bankruptcy proceeding and try to get out from under dollars in debt. the city's city manager says he will present his plan next year. dianes a he is atdiane is in det ruling. john he wants that plan to be as human as possible. but all creed tors creditors coa financial haircut. the judge gives detroit state emergencieemergency manager to t pensions and sell city assets outside the city workers protested. they called the ruling a death sentence for detroit. >> services for city residents will be slashed and our pensions will be on the chopping block. our art institute and water department may be sold off. the judge said bankruptc bankrue the on
to that in the next hour of markets now. connell: they to it. a lot of news. dagen: motor city, auto sales. connell: first to nicole petallides on the floor of the stock exchange looking at today's markets. nicole: good morning. good morning, everybody. right now all we mayybe clocking in some losses for the third day in a row for the dow and the s&p and we haven't seen that since september. dow jones industrials down 66 points at 15,932 and nasdaq down sitting at 1797, friday is jobs friday, watching for that. also a close eye on dow chemical which jumped to little bit yesterday on this news, pulling back now, trying to spin off part of their business so we have seen this moving back and forth, gains going back today. connell: breaking news in a detroit courtroom where a federal judge is ruling whether or not the city can continue with its bankruptcy filing. dagen: a win for the city? jeff flock live from detroit with the latest. jeff: it is accused ruling. for the first time ever a federal judge has ruled in detroit std may cut, diminish the pensions of municipal workers in bankruptcy, first time
at the detroit institutes of art could be auctioned off to help get the city back on financial footing. this hearing has been going on for about an hour now. and the judge put together a 180-page report detailing his decision to declare the city bankrupt. as you can see behind me there are about 60-plus protesters that are opposed to this bankruptcy. they have been out here chanting, no justice, no peace, and no bankruptcy. and they have been doing this for the past four months. >> how many pensioners will be effected in the city of detroit based on these rulings? >> reporter: there will are about a little over 20,000 pensioners, as i mentioned, who depend on these checks. just the other day we interviewed a retiree every month he receives about $800 from the city, and right now he is terrified. it's unclear if the judge is going to make any decision on whether the pensions will be touched or not. but everybody is waiting around here with baited breath. >> what was the judge have to consider in order to allow the bankruptcy filing to continue? >> reporter: well, the judge made some pre
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ruling today. right now the judge is reading his decision in a courtroom on whether the city can go ahead with a chapter 9 feeling. what sdmeejt for the people and the ripple effects it could have across the country. like right here i can just... you know, check my policy here, add a car, ah speak to customer service, check on a claim...you know, all with the ah, tap of my geico app. oh, that's so cool. well, i would disagree with you but, ah, that would make me a liar. no dude, you're on the jumbotron! whoa. ah...yeah, pretty much walked into that one. geico anywhere anytime. just a tap away on the geico app. stick with innovation. stick with power. stick with technology. get the new flexcare platinum from philips sonicare and save now. philips sonicare. mmm! this is delicious katie. it's not bad for canned soup, right? pfft! [ laughs ] you nearly had us there. canned soup. [ male announcer ] they just might think it's homemade. try campbell's homestyle soup. >>> on the national mall right now, immigration rights advocates are rallying in an effort to move the needle on immigration refor
pleases we remain very concerned about the need to add jut the city's debt. >> detroit gets the go ahead to file for bankruptcy. the white house prepares to hard sell the affordable care act, again, and the family of allen gross fights to bring him home for cuba. detroit has officially become the largest city in u.s. history to enter bankruptcy. a federal judge has ruled that the motor city is eligible for protection under chapter nine of the bankruptcy code. the decision clears the way for the city to deal with billions of dollars in debt. but it will also have far reaching implications for its kress tors and pensioners. i have been in touch with legal experts that they thought this was is jut come, and they were right. now there is a goaling that we know where the city of detroit stands now let's move forward. and that was the point that they made during the press conference shortly after the judges ruling. we have a lot of work ahead of us, i would ask our creditors none of which filed objection to our eligibility, but equally our labor partners top to come forward with us and take th
>> this is al jazeera america live from new york city. i'm tony harris with a look at today's top stories. detroit is bankrupt. >>> a judge made it official today. current bills will be paid but pensions are due to be cut. a new look at the death of yasser arafat. experts say the palestinian leader was not poisoned. and the moment that divers found a shipwreck survivor right after the tugboat sank. it is, indeed, a momentous day. that is how a federal judge ended the hearing announcing that detroit is available t bece a bankrupt city. it is $18 billion in debt but not without potentially hurting pensioners. we're in detroit, diane, the big question now is moving forward how long does this whole process take? >> we're likely to see a reorganization plan in a month or so. but it is likely to be met with opposition from current municipal employees. >> reporter: the judge gave detroit state appointed emergency manager to file bankruptcy. outside the courts were protesters. >> services, pensions will be on the chopping block, our art institutes the water. >> it may be the only way to b
workers in 100 cities promise to hit the streets to demand higher pay. >> emergency response, what authorities are learning from the desperate 911 calls played dur the newtown massacre. >>> a brutal winter blast. we begin tonight with inequality in the economy and the dangers to young americans. president obama says 10% of the population is now taking home half of the nation's income. he warns the growing canyon between rich and poor is destroying the economy, and threatening the american dream. president obama -- >> the top 20%, has about a two in three chance of staying at or near the top. a child born into the bottom 20% has a less than one in 20 shot at making i.t. to th -- making o the top. he's ten times modifier likely to stay where he is. >> president obama states statistics that shows the average american income is shrinking. the president asked the congress to raise the minimum to $7.10 an hour. encouraging government dependence. white house correspondent mike viqueria joins us with more. mike, why the speech and why now? >> it's a great question john. first of all the fa
to resuscitate detroit, senator rand paul is here revealing his free market blueprint to get the motor city rolling again. with more cities on the brink, they might learn a thing or two before they go bust, too. plus -- >> there will be no more taxpayer funded bayouilouts, period. >> america is getting fed up. now the white house may be about to hand insurance companies another massive bailout because of obama care and you'll be paying for it. then, listen up, kids, don't be a maker, be a taker. a 6thgrader getting schooled in liberalism and it might make parents' heads explode. >> i can't raise money, work hard, have a good work ethic, but they can beg. >> they told her to beg, but we beg to differ. cashing in, always seeking the truth, starts right now. >> hi, everyone. detroit is beaten, burned out and now bankrupt but a beam of bright light is emerging from the right. this an exclusive interview you will see only here. senator rand paul joins us from the motor city. tell us what your plan consists of. >> this is a free market plan to rescue detroit. weapon don't rescue detroit by taking
. >>> an economic life preserver for a city would be a financial disaster for many people who gave much of their lives to that city. correspondent mike tobin reports tonight on the granting of bankruptcy protection for detroit. >> reporter: the rule, is unwelcome to detroit city employees as their pension now hangs in the balance as detroit digs itself out from $18 billion in debt. >> this is a moral issue that we're dealing with. it is wrong for you to take somebody's pension that have given their lives, that have sacrificed 30 years. >> reporter: the trouble began with the exodus that followed automotive jobs. with the smaller tax base, city leaders did not reduce the budget. under pressure from labor unions, they never reduced things like health benefits or bonuses. when the budget was in the red the borrowed. judge steven rhodes wondered out loud why this hadn't happened sooner as he made the historic ruling that detroit is eligible for chapter 9 bankruptcy. now pension, for more than 23,000 firefighters, police and other municipal employees are facing the potential of dramatic redu
to last their ship are striking. in 100 cities they are striking, demanding pay. today's strikes are the latest move in a campaign that started last summer. the medium wage is slightly more than $900. >> the workers live in poverty, working in conditions. >> more than two and a quarter americans have non-management jobs with the top 10 fast food chains. anti-government forces, and the post soviet leaders issued solidarity. one is viktor yushenko, coming to power after the orange revolution in 2004. >> the protest scores have persisted for weeks. barnaby phillips reports from kiev. foreign ministers from across europe have come to kiev. this was a scheduled meeting of the osce. it's not in relation to the political crisis specifically, but you can imagine at that meeting ukraine is bound to feature and there'll be different preaches. for example, the general j the polish and the swedish for instances have been outspoken critic much russia's policy towards ukraine. but sergei lavrov, the russian foreign minister is here, and yesterday he condemned what he called n.a.t.o. inference
. >> in 1990, nelson mandela visited new york city. thousands gathered in harlem to hear him speak. jonathan martin is there to tell us about that and what the scene is like tonight. >> a lot of people remember it like it was yesterday, they remember the day in 1990 when the new york city mayor invited nelson mandela to the city. one of the first places he stopped was in harlem. there was a lot of anticipation, excitement, thousands of people came. earlier tonight the apollo theatre had a mark key lit up. the lights went out. it said, "in memory of nelson mandela we remember and love you." a lot of people remember when he came in 1990 it was a big part of the visit. it said welcome home mr and mrs nelson mandela. one of the people who remembered that was the historian, mr billy mitchell. we talked about what that day was like in his memory. >> he was fully aware that all the people from civil rights fighters and to have his preps here, it meant a lot to all of us coming up out of problems. we were going through housing, education, things that of nature. his presence made us feel good, that t
the city of detroit to proceed with its bankruptcy filing and shed up to $18 billion in debt. it's the largest public bankruptcy in u.s. history. the judge turned aside challenges from unions, pension funds and retirees who stand to have benefits cut. later, retiring mayor dave bing called for all parties to work together. >> we have got to start changing the conversation and we can't think that bankruptcy is the worst thing that ever happened to us. it can help us now because it will allow us once again to deal with the things that should have been dealt with over the last 20 or 30 years. the city cannot go forward with the kind of debt and liabilities that we have on our balance sheet. >> >> ifill: detroit's emergency manager, kevin orr, has said the city is now using 40 cents of every dollar collected to pay its debts. he warns that figure could rise to 65 cents without bankruptcy relief. >> major cuts in retirement benefits for thousands of state employees, and retirees, the legislature approved a bill that also raises the state retirement age. it is the latest effort to help
restored. >> police officers are getting pay raises in san jose, but what about the other unions. some city workers are grumble popping i'm jody hernandez in the sierra where this cold snap is delivering a welcome dose of snow to the slopes. feel like playing look hookie? you're not alone. >> wow that looks chilly. we'll track another snowstorm on the way for the sierra coming up. plus, this western chill across california and how long these cold temperatures will last in just a few minutes. >>> a fire in san jose broke out around 2:00 in the morning near mon that ray and blossom hill road. firefighters searched the unit. they didn't find anybody inside. police tell us the man who lives there wasn't home and still hasn't been reached. >> san mateo police are looking for a suspect in a violent robbery. it happened last week in the central park area of san mateo. one on tuesday, one or thursday. both times a man approached a woman, hit her, stole her purse and ran. investigators say he's dark skinned about 25 years old and was last seen wearing a dark puffy jacket and a black hat. >> fallout
favor of bankruptcy, the next question becomes what happens to the city retirees clinging to those benefits? and the president is pushing this hour for a higher minimum wage. the congressman to talk about that. by your gifts online, paying tax, others don't, supreme court doesn't want to get in the middle of it. judge andrew napolitano has no problem getting in the middle of that. and then, consolidating your wallet into just one card. the high-tech idea could be the way we shop in the future. it is all coming up along with dagen mcdowell on "markets now." dagen: giddyup. changing out of the shirt you had done earlier and now you look more businesslike. connell: i will take that as a complement on both sides. i have no other choice but to check the market and talk to the judge. dagen: we have to hit your slender. we have gains on the market right now despite the better-than-expected numbers from adp, nicole petallides at the new york stock exchange. nicole: you mentioned adp, which was better. we also got new hom home sales numbers better than expected, we are seeing the market wit
and why they're under increasing pressure in states and cities facing huge debt problems. the fights are charged with more skirmishes to come in court, but this week's action may be changing the landscape. the battle over the public employee pension crunch in illinois-- the nation's worst-- came to a head yesterday, as state lawmakers voted to eliminate a $100 billion unfunded liability. it passed with bipartisan support, although the votes were close, and some were more enthusiastic than others. >> i think it's a win-win and the excuses i'm hearing from people who don't want to support it don't add up to me. >> this is hard for a lot of people in our state so it's not something that i feel joy about. >> woodruff: the measure cuts cost-of-living increases for current and future retirees and raises the retirement age for those under 45. many aren't happy about it. >> when you've been employed by the state for 20 years and you're counting on your benefits being "x" and there is a possibility that that nest egg that you've been counting on is going to be reduced as a result of pension r
. >>> we'll hear from president bill clinton. >>> motor city master pieces. the latest on possibly selling artwork opened by detroit. could it pull the city it of bankruptcy, and should it? >>> good morning, everyone. welcome to "weekends with alex wit witt". president obama surging congress to extend benefits for 1.3 million workers. they are set to expire just three days after christmas. >> if congress refuses to act it won't just hurt families already struggling. it will actually harm our economy. unemployment insurance is one of the most effective ways there is to boost our economy. when people have money to spend on basic necessities, that means more customers for our businesses and ultimately more jobs. >> the republicans are focusing on obama care. >> families who work hard and play by the rules deserve some basic choices, fairness and relief. that's why the house has passed legislation to delay the individual mandate for all americans and let you keep the plan you like. these proposals are among the dozens of jobs bill awaiting action in the democratic-run senate. >>> good news on
his last campaign went off the tracks. >> i intend to talk about the future of this city. >> the city market development in the shah neighborhoods, all to highlight new projects that he says have brought more than 17,000 jobs to the city. bruce johnson, wusa9. >> and coming your way in a minute, why you could soon be using a tablet to place your order, maybe even pay the bill at some popular chain restaurants. >>> and if the drone could bring it to me, i'd be happ numbers above average today. 56 goes in the books as the high. 41 is the low. that's the bargain. average is 51 and 36. you might remember, the record high 71. we'll come back and talk about 60s. showers, and a wintery mix. it's all on your first alert seven-day. >>> up next, the investigation into this weekend's deadly derailment in new york city is now focusing on the train's driver. we'll be back. >>> back with new information on sunday's train derailment. federal investigators haven't found any signs of trouble with the brakes. the national transportation safety board is saying it is inspecting the cars an
of billions of dollars state and city bonds issue every year to build inf infrastructure. >> very good point. >> you didn't bring up the fact that we've been talking about an infrastructure prices for the last 30 years. >> yes, i did, you just saw a clip of the interview. i think you're very judgmental. that certainly came up. >> you're all out of your mind. the federal gas tax -- let's talk about one tax. the federal gas tax. it goes to the highway trust fund. it hasn't gone up in 20 years. but the cost of road repair and road construction has gone up 55%. >> you don't think a lot more people would drive? >> i think that the gas tax -- >> you think just because it hasn't been touched for 20 years -- >> it is declining revenue source because our cars are more fuel efficient -- >> what about -- >> that's not what we're talking about, we're talking about e thing -- >> no, no, no, that's part of it -- >> you need more money, you have other resource, why to you need more money? >> you do need more because since 2008, the general fund has contributed $41 billion to the federal highway trust fund.
stop the deadly violence. >> frozen solid - major american cities at a standstill as an ice storm drifts across the country. >> his spirit and yours - as a family we commit ourselves to uphold and be guided by the prepared to die for >> nelson mandela's family share their grief as the world mourns. president obama and the first lady will travel to south africa for nelson mandela's memorial service next week. >> hello, welcome no al jazeera america, i'm morgan radford live from new york city. reinforcements on the town in trying to end the violence. nearly 400 people have been killed in the fighting in the past three days. france is dispatching more than 1,000 troops and the african union plans to double its forces. 10,000 have fled the capital. officials ordered everyone off the streets of bangui. for the latest on the crisis we start in bangui. a warning - you may find some of these images disturbing. >> french soldiers on food patrol in bangui. this is new to the city and welcomeded by men. they are here to reassure people enough to open up shops. at the moment there's no food o
in new york city, living in other places across the country, nobody likes to see local hospitals shuttered. it's actually a very emotional thing for a community for a hospital to close its doors. i think that has a profound impact, actually, in terms of this ideological stance that republican governors have taken. >> this is going to sound bloodless to me but a what we're setting up is an expert where the politics of supporting obama care and the ideological tension on the right, whether you should tax wealthy people to finance, subsidize poor people is going to come into conflict with constituent issues. should we be shuttering that don't help, trauma victims and so on. i can't imagine that the firewall is set at 24 states that refuse expansion. some of them are going to crumble. you definitely could see this kind of system that extends in perpetuity where a lot of places just kind of leave these 5 million people and others in the lurch. >> doctor, one last one before we go. when a hospital loses funding, cut back services, shut their doors, do people who go to the hospital, is
and tonight senator rand paul will talk about his plan to revive the city of detroit that the president said would never go bankrupt. he saved it. martin bashir is done, finished. he handed in his resignation letter at nbc news for the disparaging, vile comments made about governor sarah palin. bob beckel and andrea tantaros react. peter sweitzer has details on a new report here. in three and a half years leading up to the obama care website, the president and secretary sebelius never had a one on one meeting. i'm even shocked at the this. we'll find out. ♪ [ male announcer ] they are a glowing example of what it means to the best. and at this special time of year, they shine even brighter. come to the winter event and get the merces-benz you've always wished for, now for an exceptional price. [ santa ] ho, ho, ho, ho! [ male announcer ] lease e 2014 e350 for $579 a month at your local mercedes-benz dealer. became big business overnight? ♪ like, really big... then expanded? ♪ or their new product tanked? ♪ or not? what if they embrace new technology instead? ♪ imagine a company's
senator rand paul will talk about his plan to revive the city of detroit that the president said would never go bankrupt. he saved it. martin bashir is done, finished. he handed in his resignation letter at nbc news for the disparaging, vile comments made about governor sarah palin. bob beckel and andrea tantaros react. peter sweitzer has details on a new report here. in three and a half years leading up to the obama care website, the president and secretary sebelius never had a one on one meeting. i'm even shocked at the this. we'll find out. [ male announcer ] how can power consumption in china, impact wool exports from new zealand, textile production in spain, and the use of medical technology in the u.s.? at t. rowe price, we understand the connections of a complex, global economy. it's just one reason over 70% of our mutual funds beat their0-year lipper average t. rowe price. invest with confidence. with investment information, risks, fees and expenses to read and consider carefully before investing. >>> welcome to "hannity" earlier today president obama gave a very long-winded sp
a business in a bankrupt city. detroit opens its very first distillery in 100 years. ♪ good morning and welcome to al jazeera america, i'm morgan live from new york. this morning 26,000 commuters in new york city suburbs have to find another way to get to work. this after a train derailed yesterday just outside of manhattan. the accident left four dead and dozens injured and ntsb investigators have now recovered the train's data recorder and trying to determine exactly what caused the crash. >> our mission is to understand not just what happened but why it happened with the intent of preventing it from happening again. >> reporter: the train jumped the tracks just as it was getting ready to leave the bronx and cross into manhattan and 7 cars derailed with the lead car feet away from the hudson river. it happened along a curved section of the track and trying to figure out the excessive speed played a role. an al jazeera's john is here live from the bronx, john? >> morgan good morning. the hudson line of metro north railroad is one of the busiest commuter rail routes in the world. 2
. washington said i know when they are coming back to new york. so they come back to new york city and he says you can't face them. you can' can to be can't beat td so he has to use espionage and the guerrilla warfare. he has to be smarter bandanna. so it's only logical that we bring it to he needs a spy force, he needs his own cia and then you find out that he has a huge espionage background. he is noted from the french and indian war. to brush up on those skills so he tells the others this is what we are going to need to do. we need to find these people to help me out. >> host: to fill in the background tell us briefly what he did in the french and indian war. >> guest: i know that he was an officer where he had a chance to work with the french and find out what were they thinking here and there. he was able to pick up working with the british and they also made mistakes. he was a aggressive as a colonel at that point and he learned from that. that is another thing which i found fantastic about george washington who was on the side of a mountain. you would think no mistakes, he owned up to i
liabilities detroit's bankruptcy plan, the ruling allowing the city to cut retiree pensions. >> joe biden's trying to find a diplomatic solution over disputes between china and japan. >> he's alive. >> what started as a recovery mission becomes a stunning rescue. the sole survivor of a capsize at sea stuck from days on the bottom of the atlantic. >>> a good morning and welcome to al jazeera america. it's good to have you with us. i'm drait. in a major development. the engineer of the train apparently admitted to a nunion representative that he nodded off at the controls. it happened while the train travelled at 82 miles per hour. the ntsp removed the commoout ear rail employees union, citing a breach of confidentiality when they talked to the media. >> al jazeera correspondent has the latest on the investigation. >> for the first time since the metro north train derailment leaving four dead and dozens injured attention is shifting from mechanical failure, focussing on the train's engineer. >> based on this data, there's no indication that the brake systems were not functions properly. >>
been. a monumentel ruling for the motor city, a judge decides if detroit can file for bankruptcy today. resignation rejected, thailand's prime minister refuses to step down as antigovernment protesters storm her office building. and protection from poachers, how the illegal ivory trade is threatening elephants. ♪ 82 miles per hour, that is how fast federal investigators say a commuter train was traveling before i derailed sunday outside new york city. the train was heading into a dangerous curve and should have been going 30 miles per hour. good morning and welcome to al jazeera america, it's good to have you with us, i'm thomas. crews used heavy equipment to clear the crash scene and turned the derailed cars upright and put them back on the tracks. al jazeera erica has the latest on the investigation and good morning. >> investigators say over the next few days the rail cars and train will be moves to a secure location for a more detailed examination. at this point they have not determined if the train wreck which killed four people and injured 60 others was the result of facility b
the road all over the country saying he sensually if you have a pension and a municipal worker in your city declares bankruptcy it is not necessarily protect. kevin is the emergency manager who got everything he wanted in this judge's ruling but very somber when he came out to talk to reporters. >> we were very pleased, we remain very concerned about the need to improve the level of services for citizens and also prepare for the city to exit this receivership in a fashion that restores democracy. to the city. >> that is what a lot of people are concerned about, the democracy being restored. look at the pictures on the streets of the city, as soon as the ruling came trickling out people upset about it, specifically pensioners, retirees, union members, their attorney who represents them talked just after the ruling was shellshocked. >> this is a scary day because what the judge has done is set a state constitution specifically and expressly protects vested pension benefits can be taken away in bankruptcy and that is very scary. >> sharon levine asks me as you point out, it is a huge ruling an
. it's 5:00 in new york city and this is "the five." a jam packed show tonight. president obama pushing redistribution. the brutal knockout game. and bob's annual christmas lights. it's all coming your way. first, nelson mandela will be laid to rest in south africa on december 15th. president and mrs. obama will be there to pay their respects. fox's ed henry just wrapped up an interview with bill clinton be who shared his memories of the leader. >> he talked to me in that prison cell as we grabbed the bars and looked out together about what it was like. and i said tell me how this changed you. how did you give up 27 of the best years of your life and come out a better man than you went? he said, i realized they could take everything from me except my mind and my heart. those things i would have to give them. he decided not to give them away. he was free before he was released. >> tributes have been pouring in over the last 24 hours. >> we've lost one of the most influential courageous and profoundly good human beings that any of us will share time with us on this earth. >> extremely sad
describing as a, quote, historic ice event. i heard his teeth chattering a bit. brian, live in new york city with more. how bad is it now? >> temperature is 32 in midtown new york, that's cold enough here. it feels colder than that. in some parts of the nation it's definitely below freezing. the winter storm wreaked havoc in and around areas of dallas, texas, little rock, arkansas, memphis, tennessee. it's bringing dangerous winter mix of rain, sleet, snow to cities on the east coast and mid-atlantic states. new york city, boston, baltimore, philadelphia, and washington, d.c. will be dealing with the storm throughout the day. going into monday morning, if dallas, texas, is any indication, this storm's major threat is ice. the winter storm or friday and saturday causing dangerous icy conditions in dallas leading to power outages, flight cancellations, traffic accidents and tree damage. ice up to four inches thick was reported on one interstate. at one point there was as many as left without power in frigid temperatures. that number wording to encore power and light there was down to about 40
't -- detroit is unstaphable because the people here cannot be stopped. the citizens of this city are the light at the end of the tunnel. the one man left standing. the underdog who actually wins. they are optimism, promise, potential, and hope. optimism is bringing this city back. this city is isn't afraid of opportunity. it's not discouraged by its past. it's excited about its future. i just loved the way she put that. a young woman who really believes and is optimistic about detroit. detroit's future and lisa's future will not come from washington. the magic of motown is here in the city. it's not in some central planner's notebook. what detroit needs to thrive is not washington'sdom nearing hand but freedom from big government's mastry. to thrive, detroit needs less government and more freedom, less red tape, less punitive taxes, more money left in detroit. the answer to poverty and unemployment is not another government stimulus. it's simply leaving more money in the hands of those who earned it. today i'm here to introduce something i call economic freedom zones. this is a bill that will
from a courtroom in detroit where the judge is giving the ruling on the city's bankruptcy. are they allowed to declare bankruptcy or not? first off, the court finds city has proved it is insolvent. the judge just said it. that's from our own jeff flock inside the courtroom. we'll bring you more details as they break. but the judge has just said, yes, detroit is insolvent. that's important. all right, everyone, kayleigh, thank you for joining us this morning. by the way, i understand you sat-- she's gone. you know, she sat an important exam yesterday. i want to know how it went. charles: oh, yeah, i think she's great. stuart: we'll bring her back and ask her. to washington, president obama will renew the obamacare pitch today talking about everything good about the law. should be a short speech. meanwhile on capitol hill more political theater. rich edson watching it in d.c. rich, what is this hearing all about? >> with he will -- well, stewart, the title is the president's constitutional duty to faithfully execute the nation's laws. basically what the republicans are looki
. armed clashes broke out in the capital between former rebels controlling the city and militias. the u.n. is voting today on sending in international troops. and the king of thailand calls on the people to do their duty without directly referring to recent violent protests. those demonstrations are on hold today out of respect for the monarch's birthday. first to yemen, where six doctors, including a venezuelan and two from the philippines are among the victims killed in a suicide bombing and gun attack. the suicide bomber reportedly set off a car packed with explosives at the defense ministry, leaving close to 20 dead in all. dozens more were hurt in the blast that smashed through walls in a hospital inside the complex. for more, i'm joined by a journalist there. what more can you tell us about this attack there today? >> yes, the gunmen were wearing military uniforms, and the complex of the defense ministry before generating their bombs. after the explosions, the gunshots and clashes took place inside the complex and are still taking place right now. we can still hear gunfire from th
, five in rapid city, ala of areas across montana be the zero, 45 in dallas. won't above that for the next five days. the cold is here for a while. would get your wind chill. -28 and-9 in omaha, look at the rate picture, this is where the precipitation is going to be the next couple days, stuck right here, we continue to see impulses move across and bring freezing rain, rain and snow, to the north is snow, to the south is rain and there is an area in tennessee through areas like little rock and much of arkansas and dallas so at least half an inch of ice accumulating on the roads, the trees, the power line, widespread power outage event and potentially a lot of dangerous conditions on the roads, a lot of leaves on the trees, you will see those with the freezing rain, a very significant one. cheryl: thank you very much. adam: nicole petallides is there looking at different retailers with one thing in common. nicole: both of these are hitting all-time highs but $1 won't get you too far at tiffany's. dollar general came out with their numbers and this is every retailer's drea
was the mayor of berkeley and the city council had already voted to sanction south africa. >> take turned out to be a movement that grew. east bay was the first place. the city of the east bay, the city of berkeley. >>reporter: our check was there as well. he's now the executive director of oakland cypress mandela training center. >> first of all i remember that he was very powerful with just spirit. his spirit overcoming all the obstacle that he went through. it was such an honor and revelation to meet such a giant. >>reporter: at uc berkeley students protested leading the way in the anti-apartheid movement not the only one in the east bay dock workers refused to unload south african good. in san francisco reverend brown and third baptist church had for years collected money for the anti-apartheid cause. >> my church directed the first sign in the city the protesting apartheid back in the 1980's. >>reporter: it was mandela only visit to the bay area. one that still touches so many. >> i wouldn't have missed it. i just wouldn't v. we have a lot of work to do. struggle continues on.
dellums was the first to introduce legislation in 1972, the city of berkeley became the first in the nation to divest from south africa. >> in the 80s, the movement on the campuses really began in force. >> assemblywoman was part of that movement. sit ins and mass arrests at uc berkeley to force the campus to cut ties with corporations linked with the appar tide regime. the board of regions voted to digress. mandela's visit was emotional for the east bay. >> i will never, ever forget it. ever. >> skinner says south africa's hard fought victory was one the east bay shared. >> it was so thrilling that we americans, that we east bay residents could have been part of something with that kind of global impact. >> in oakland, kristen ayers, kpix5. >> another bay area politician involved, willie brown. he served as the host when mandela made his bay area visit in 1990. >> there are some bay area services to honor nelson mandela. the group are both in the planning stages. the memorial church plans to hold its service this sunday. and you can see mandela's life in pictures and
was like a prince and go to the big city of johannesburg. he wanted to box and learn poetry and a western style education. especially this holiday season we forget what we have. this guy was willing to do anything for it and rebels. ed against his parents.he he didn't even see he was goings to become this worldwide legend. >> dana and bob both have questions. we'll begin with dana. >> i'm curious about how it wast that you were plucked out of the crowd. of all the journalists that were there. how did it come to be that you were chosen in order to get a k chance to talk to him. you worked it a little bit but l would love to hear that story and the second question i have is what is the toughest question that he asked you in those a, interviews? >> i like t the way you put it. you know i worked it and i did e work it, my friend. what happened was everybody was being turned away.th everybody wanted time with h nelson mandela after he got out and here he is at his home but what happened was i had writte a book about the american civil rights movement eyes on the prize.ou turns out he read t
of a city block. >> there were multiple gunshots fired. >> it can track a gunman thousands of miles away. >> if you can track it then you can predict it. >>> severe winter storms are causing power outages and caused so much trouble with traffic across the country. temperatures in north dakota plunged to 20 degrees below zero over the weekend. winter weather advisories are in effect from vermont to virginia as the system moves east. we have more on all of this weather across the country. jaleel la. >> the conditions across washington, d.c. to new york city are alley deteriorating. look at the traffic cam right now. the roadways empty. they should be empty. look at that snow piled up on the roadways. that's the scene in washington, d.c. very different scene in new york city. cloudy skies for sure. don't worry, the snow and the sleet is on the way, and temperatures are going to plummet as we track on into the evening hours. take a look at the map here behind me. as a matter of fact, this is i-70 just east of i-270 right outside of frederick, maryland. the roads are looking horrible right no
at this, we just cannot seem to snap out of the cold snap. here is a look of the city that set a chilly record low in the south bay. guess which one? good morning, thanks for joining us. >> we will tell you which one coming up, but, we have coverage of the big chill here and across the country. our meteorologist, mike nicco, will have that story ahead. and we are covering the snowball effect the cold is having but we will start with matt at sfo. we are seeing delays, matt, is that right? >> yes, delays and cancellations. more than 1,700 flights have been canceled across the nation and that number has been rising all morning long. we just checked our local airports. we have 14 departures and 18 arriving flights that have been canceled so for this morning. most of those at sfo. bad weather across the country is keeping people grounded here in the bay area. >> they say everything is bigger in texas and today that includes flight delays and cancellations. dallas is responsible for half of today's canceled flights stranding thousands of people at airports across the nation including here in
% increase from 20011. there was an 18% in the homeless population just in the city of san jose. one woman who used the shelter last night says it's been a struggle to find affordable housing. >> i'm on social security but, you know, i only make so much money and the thousand-dollar rents are staggering. i don't make that kind of money. i can only pay a little bit. i cannot afford to rent. i'm looking for a room where i can do some housework to make up for the extra point. but that's really challenging, too. >> reporter: a recent study lie the silicon valley housing trust reports that san jose is the fourth most expensive city in the country for renters. it showed that 109,000 households pay more than 30% of their gross income to rent. the national low-income housing association reports an hourly page of 30.96 is needed to rent a two-bedroom apartment in san jose. but in santa clara, the average hourly rage is $17.99 and minimum wage in san jose is $10 an hour. so there's quite a disparity there ill greating the need for -- illustrating the need for more aid fordable housing -- affordable
at the intrepid museum in new york city and a decommissioned naval destroyner boston. in new york, bryan llenas, fox news. >>> in alameda the u.s. coast guard honored pearl harbor survivors including this man, refired nave petty officer, who was serving aboard the u.s.s. utah. even after orders to abandon ship vaessen staid at his post and kept lighting burning as long as possible the he is holding a flashlight and wrench and says these two items along with knowledge of ship are what saved his life. >>> authorities this southern california are concerned about a public memorial for actor paul walker after the posh he porsche crashed. the sheriff's office says the event is not sanctioned by the county and there are worries that the crowds will get too big and traffic will clog streets. >> a couple who never knew paul walker now wants the world to know about his generous spirit. kyle and kristen upham say in 2004 that are were shopping for an engagement ring. walker happened to be in the store at the same time. actor apparently overheard kyle talking about leaving for iraq soon and he couldn't af
. it's 5:00 in new york city, and this is "the five oi." it's day two of obama on offense. try to link the gop to the problem of his botched health care rollout. >> between a reckless shutdown by congressional republicans in an effort to repeal the affordable care fact and admittedly poor execution on my administration's part in implementing the latest stage of the new law, nobody's acquitted themselves very well these past few months. so it's not surprising that the american people's frustrations with washington are at an all-time high. >> but not everyone is buying what he's selling. charles krauthammer thinks the president is out of touch. >> obama thinks that he can repeal reality with rhetoric. his trouble is he has trouble governing. and he's faced with a management problem, a government problem. he passed a bill that is so complex, the regulations are so complex and contradictory, he's got a website that is not functioning correctly. and he thinks that if he makes the right speeches, he says the right words, somehow it will change perception. but he runs up against the wall. >>
, everyone. i'm dane ma perino. it's 5:00 in new york city. and this is "the five." so it's day two of how bah ma on offense. today's strategy, try to link the gop to the problems of his botched health kcare issues. >> in an effort to repeal the affordable care act, and admittedly poor execution on my administration's part with the health care website rollout. it's not a surprise that the american people's frustrations with washington are at an all-time high. >> not everyone is buying what he's selling. >> obama things he can repeal reality with receiptry. his trouble is, he has a little bit of trouble governing. he's faced with a management problem. a government problem. he passed a bill that is so complex, the regulations are so complex and contradictory. he's got a website that is not functioning correctly. he thinks if he says the right words, it will change perception. here he runs you against the wall. >> penmeanwhile, politico is reporting that people cybered up on sunday and monday. 29,000. and by the way, that's harry reid. some members of his staff are not among the 29,000 that s
. and the national fast food strike that unfolded this week in 130 cities across the country, i think, is a message to our congress, you better wake up. the people are way ahead of you on this. fast food workers, what they did, is that they staged -- they staged a massive protest on thursday, calling for a liveable wage. thousands of protests, and roughly 130 cities around the country went on strike to protest the minimum wage, which stands at $7.25 an hour in this country. you know, folks, this is the largest wave of protests in the history of the fast food industry. workers, basically, are fed up. their demands are very simple. he they want to live a decent life while working hard a full-time job. but many are part time that don't qualify for benefits. many of them are just asking for 15 bucks an hour. gosh, that's 30 grand a year. you know, it's nothing radical. it's actually pretty american. this is how you move things. here's what the protesters were saying on thursday. >> we are standing in front of the mcdonald's that i tough actually work at. and i actually work two jobs. i work mcdonald's
the police come when they call so that the city can be safe. >> shaft was murky when asked how she planned to deliver on the police promise. >> i will be rolling out a campaign platform in the new year. >> juan declined to comment about shaft or oregon challengers. she did however release a statement saying "i have not yet announced my reelection plans and won't be commenting on potential candidates. right now i am focused squarely on my priorities as mayor "therefore there are officially five candidates. there may be more in the future. rank choice really shook up the last race. how do you think that will affect things this time? >> it's going to be another roll of the dice. rank choice voting allows people to pick three candidates first round and then they stack up the votes. if you don't get enough your votes go to somebody else. if they don't get enough, it goes to the next person. there is not a run off. it helped her get elected. it could hurt her reelection efforts. you are right. more will be coming into the race and one talking about it is jean's old friend and advisor, dan seeger
. detroit's unionized pensioners will see their benefits cut. watch out other american cities. frack, and floods the world with oil, and opec is split. what's a cartel to do? an on-line shopping binge rolls on. wal-mart had its best day ever. and stocks will open lower again? yeah, a big day. "varney & company" is about to begin. hi honey, did you get e toaster cozy? yep. got all the cozies. [ grandma ] th n fedex one rate, i could ll a box and ship it r one flat rate. so i kn untilt was full. you'd be crazy not to. is tt nana? [ male announcer ] fedex one rate. simple, flat rate shipping with the reliability of fedex. [ male announcer ] fedex one rate. every day we're working to and to keep our commitments. and we've made a big commitment to america. bp supports nearly 250,000 jobs here. through all of our energy operations, we invest more in the u.s. than any other place in the world. in fact, we've invested over $55 billion here in the last five years - making bp america's largest energy investor. our commitment has never been stronger. >> here we go. fire up the political spin m
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